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Recommended by Ariadne Malamitsi-Puchner Background. Sepsis is an important cause of mortality in newborns. However, a single reliable marker is not available for the diagnosis of neonatal late-onset sepsis (NLS). The aim of this study is to evaluate the value of serum amyloid A (SAA) and procalcitonin (PCT) in the diagnosis and follow-up of NLS. Methods.(More)
The aim of this study was to determine if there is any correlation between the hypoxia induced deterioration of renal functions and urinary excretions of endothelin (ET). Therefore using a sensitive and specific radioimmunoassay, we have investigated plasma ET-1 concentrations and urine ET-1 excretions in healthy and asphyxiated newborns. Sixteen newborns(More)
OBJECTIVE Determination and pathogenesis of perinatal asphyxia is still an important problem. During the asphyxial insult and recovery phase, alteration of the growth factors has been demonstrated and there is evidence that expression of insulin-like growth factors (IGF) and their insulin-like growth factor binding proteins (IGFBP) in injured sites in(More)
A one-day-old male infant with cleft lip and palate, microcephaly, hypotelorism, microphthalmia and absence of the nose is presented. The intermaxillar segment and nasal bone structure were not seen on radiological examination of the skull. Chromosome examination showed a 46, XY karyotype. On postmortem examination, the cerebrum was seen to be a single(More)
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